The Middle East Partnership Initiative: An Overview
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The Middle East Partnership Initiative MEPI is a program designed to promote political, economic, and educational development in the Middle East. This report provides an overview of the MEPI program, its perception in the Middle East, and its role in the debate over U.S. efforts to promote democracy in the Arab world. For FY2006, the Bush Administration has requested 120 million for MEPI. For FY2005, Congress appropriated 75 million for MEPI, half of the Presidents original request. MEPI has received an estimated 284 million in funding since its creation in FY2002. This report will be updated as developments unfold.
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